Following the release of their poignant stripped back single ‘Getting Better’ in September, rising Brisbane quartet Waxflower are kicking things back into fifth gear with their blistering, impassioned new release ‘Again’, out today via Rude Records. The track premiered this week via triple j Unearthed, with the accompanying music video making a first appearance on leading UK alternative site Rock Sound last night.
“Again” is somewhat a signal of a new era for the pop-punk visionaries, and is what frontman Tristan Higginson describes as “a line in the sand” for the group’s next step.
“‘Again’ is a mantra of hope” continues Higginson. “It’s a reminder of my capacity to heal when times inevitably get tough. Although it does touch on those times, there is a vein of optimism running through the song that’s new for us”.
The band enlisted the powerhouse vocals of “Eat Your Heart Out“’s Caitlin Henry to emphasise the chorus’ dialogue.
“Working with Caitlin on vocals at the end of the track was an amazing experience – her talent really shines through”.
The visually stunning accompanying music video was shot by the band’s own guitarist, Nick Hargans. “We wanted to provide an abstract representation of the song’s themes: anxiety and hope. It’s our most elaborate video to date, with a lot of talented people coming out to help”.
“Again” was recorded at Electric Sun Studios with producer Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic / Yours Truly / Between You & Me).
Fresh from releasing a trio of standout singles that saw them conquer their debut headline shows in February, including a sold-out hometown performance, Waxflower returned in June with their hard-hitting single, “Sixteen Floors”. Released alongside the announcement of their signing to independent European label Rude Records (Saves The Day, Gideon, Blood Youth, Sleep On It), “Sixteen Floors” clocked up support from international heavyweights Kerrang! and Rock Sound, as well as being named the “Next Big Thing” by HMV.
In September, Waxflower followed up with a powerfully poignant stripped back single, “Getting Better”, which saw their success grow both domestically and across the globe. Now, the band return with “Again”, a taste of a new era for the Brisbane pop punk four-piece.
Waxflower have been growing an impressive resume of supports for such a young band, having shared the stage with the likes of Between You & Me, Stand Atlantic, Sly Withers & more as well as supporting US giants Simple Plan and The Dangerous Summer.
Taking reference from 2000’s legends Kisschasy & Jimmy Eat World, Waxflower merge nostalgia with progressive melodies and catchy hooks to bring a genuine and unique perspective on alternative rock.